Period
to 19 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 413 394
Rank change year-on-year +34 -19 +37
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 640 479 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.53% 0.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.26% 4.51% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 330 430
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £334 £350 £312
90th Percentile £675 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £460 £420
% change year-on-year -2.17% +9.52% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - £52.50
10th Percentile £47.50 - £26.94
90th Percentile £86.50 - £55.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - £52.50

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12,176 10,617 12,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.21% 11.68% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,789 6,873 7,739
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.24% +0.13%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 364 411
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.25 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.05% -16.03% +12.16%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.60 £52.50 £56.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% -25.93% +28.57%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 6 months to 19 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +51 615 £500 +5.26% 142
UK excluding London +31 338 £450 -2.17% 95
London +34 297 £513 +2.50% 51
South East -18 117 £525 +10.53% 19
North of England -24 81 £425 -10.53% 25
Midlands +26 52 £425 - 26
Yorkshire -11 43 £438 -2.78% 11
South West +20 39 £425 -12.82% 8
North West -22 35 £420 -16.00% 12
East of England -9 32 £520 +15.56% 12
East Midlands +20 25 £450 +5.88% 6
West Midlands -6 24 £385 -8.06% 20
Scotland - 13 £378 - 4
Wales -11 5 £470 +29.52% 1
North East -3 3 £403 -19.38% 2

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 312 (48.75%) Information Security
2 264 (41.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 222 (34.69%) CISSP
4 198 (30.94%) GDPR
5 148 (23.13%) CISM
6 136 (21.25%) Finance
7 116 (18.13%) Security Architecture
8 108 (16.88%) Risk Management
9 105 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
10 101 (15.78%) CISA
11 100 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
12 97 (15.16%) Data Protection
13 93 (14.53%) ITIL
14 91 (14.22%) Firewall
14 91 (14.22%) Retail
15 89 (13.91%) Management Information System
16 76 (11.88%) Security Management
17 74 (11.56%) TOGAF
17 74 (11.56%) Degree
18 68 (10.63%) Project Management
19 66 (10.31%) COBIT
20 63 (9.84%) Windows
21 62 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
22 58 (9.06%) Microsoft
22 58 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
22 58 (9.06%) Amazon AWS
23 55 (8.59%) SIEM
23 55 (8.59%) Cisco
24 53 (8.28%) Linux
25 51 (7.97%) Penetration Testing

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (2.19%) IIS
2 10 (1.56%) CMS
3 5 (0.78%) Confluence
4 4 (0.63%) Apache
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.31%) SAS
6 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.16%) JBoss
7 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.78%) Magento
3 3 (0.47%) BASE24
3 3 (0.47%) RMDS
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.31%) Postilion
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 58 (9.06%) Amazon AWS
1 58 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.59%) Serverless
3 19 (2.97%) SaaS
4 18 (2.81%) IaaS
4 18 (2.81%) PaaS
5 10 (1.56%) Heroku
6 6 (0.94%) Office 365
7 3 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.47%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.31%) GitHub
8 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 91 (14.22%) Firewall
2 49 (7.66%) Network Security
3 32 (5.00%) WAN
4 28 (4.38%) LAN
4 28 (4.38%) TCP/IP
5 25 (3.91%) Internet
5 25 (3.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 23 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (3.59%) VPN
7 21 (3.28%) DNS
8 14 (2.19%) IPsec
8 14 (2.19%) MPLS
9 13 (2.03%) SSL
10 10 (1.56%) BGP
10 10 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (1.56%) DHCP
10 10 (1.56%) OSPF
10 10 (1.56%) VoIP
11 9 (1.41%) Wireless
12 7 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (1.88%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.41%) MySQL
4 7 (1.09%) Big Data
5 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.47%) Power BI
8 3 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.31%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 19 (2.97%) JIRA
2 11 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 9 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.94%) SonarQube
4 6 (0.94%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.16%) GitLab
8 1 (0.16%) Maven
8 1 (0.16%) Selenium
8 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 136 (21.25%) Finance
2 91 (14.22%) Retail
3 49 (7.66%) Legal
4 34 (5.31%) Banking
5 29 (4.53%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.19%) Law
7 8 (1.25%) Marketing
8 7 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.94%) Games
10 5 (0.78%) Electronics
11 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Back Office
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 125 (19.53%) Architect
2 101 (15.78%) Security Architect
3 87 (13.59%) Analyst
3 87 (13.59%) Consultant
4 68 (10.63%) Security Consultant
5 63 (9.84%) Security Manager
6 58 (9.06%) Developer
7 44 (6.88%) Security Analyst
8 35 (5.47%) Information Security Consultant
9 34 (5.31%) Security Officer
10 29 (4.53%) Information Security Manager
11 28 (4.38%) .NET Developer
12 27 (4.22%) Information Manager
13 25 (3.91%) Information Security Officer
14 23 (3.59%) Project Manager
15 22 (3.44%) Information Officer
16 21 (3.28%) Head of Security
17 18 (2.81%) Head of Information
17 18 (2.81%) Head of Information Security
17 18 (2.81%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.41%) .NET
2 37 (5.78%) RESTful
3 28 (4.38%) HTML
4 24 (3.75%) HTML5
5 20 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 20 (3.13%) React
6 18 (2.81%) Web Services
7 13 (2.03%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.25%) Node.js
8 8 (1.25%) OAuth
8 8 (1.25%) REST
9 6 (0.94%) .NET Core
9 6 (0.94%) CSS
9 6 (0.94%) LAMP
9 6 (0.94%) SOAP
10 5 (0.78%) SAML
11 4 (0.63%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.63%) jQuery
12 3 (0.47%) Core Data
12 3 (0.47%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.91%) Management Information System
2 37 (5.78%) Data Centre
3 30 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
4 27 (4.22%) Cyberthreat
4 27 (4.22%) PKI
5 23 (3.59%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.03%) CESG
8 11 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.56%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.41%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 7 (1.09%) Fintech
12 6 (0.94%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.94%) EPoS
12 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.94%) Mobile Payment
12 6 (0.94%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 63 (9.84%) Windows
2 53 (8.28%) Linux
3 25 (3.91%) Unix
4 19 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.09%) Android
5 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.78%) Solaris
7 5 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.31%) Debian
8 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) AIX
9 1 (0.16%) CentOS
9 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (48.75%) Information Security
2 116 (18.13%) Security Architecture
3 108 (16.88%) Risk Management
4 105 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (15.63%) Cybersecurity
6 97 (15.16%) Data Protection
7 93 (14.53%) ITIL
8 76 (11.88%) Security Management
9 74 (11.56%) TOGAF
10 68 (10.63%) Project Management
11 62 (9.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 55 (8.59%) SIEM
13 51 (7.97%) Penetration Testing
14 50 (7.81%) Risk Assessment
14 50 (7.81%) SABSA
15 49 (7.66%) Information Security Management
16 48 (7.50%) ISMS
17 47 (7.34%) E-Commerce
18 43 (6.72%) DevOps
19 40 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.31%) Java
2 29 (4.53%) JavaScript
3 15 (2.34%) C#
4 12 (1.88%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.72%) SQL
6 10 (1.56%) Java 8
7 8 (1.25%) PHP
8 6 (0.94%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.94%) Python
9 5 (0.78%) Apple Swift
9 5 (0.78%) Go
9 5 (0.78%) Kotlin
9 5 (0.78%) VB
10 4 (0.63%) Ruby
11 3 (0.47%) C
11 3 (0.47%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.16%) COBOL
13 1 (0.16%) Perl
13 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 222 (34.69%) CISSP
2 148 (23.13%) CISM
3 101 (15.78%) CISA
4 74 (11.56%) Degree
5 26 (4.06%) PCI QSA
6 22 (3.44%) CRISC
6 22 (3.44%) TOGAF Certification
7 20 (3.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 16 (2.50%) ISSAP
9 15 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.19%) CEH
11 13 (2.03%) GIAC
11 13 (2.03%) Security Cleared
12 12 (1.88%) SC Cleared
13 9 (1.41%) CCNA
14 7 (1.09%) CGEIT
14 7 (1.09%) CREST Certified
14 7 (1.09%) IISP
14 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 264 (41.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 198 (30.94%) GDPR
3 66 (10.31%) COBIT
4 50 (7.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 44 (6.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 22 (3.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 18 (2.81%) QA
8 15 (2.34%) ISO 9001
9 13 (2.03%) COSO
10 11 (1.72%) ISO 22301
11 10 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 9 (1.41%) ISAE 3402
13 8 (1.25%) HIPAA
13 8 (1.25%) SLA
14 7 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 7 (1.09%) ISO 31000
14 7 (1.09%) RMADS
15 6 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 6 (0.94%) PSD2
16 3 (0.47%) FISMA
System Software
1 38 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.28%) Docker
4 12 (1.88%) vSphere
5 6 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.78%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.47%) UAG
8 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.31%) XenApp
8 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) IAG
9 1 (0.16%) NFS
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (3.75%) Nessus
2 13 (2.03%) Terraform
3 11 (1.72%) Ansible
3 11 (1.72%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.25%) Consul
5 7 (1.09%) Puppet
5 7 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.94%) MIIS
6 6 (0.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (0.94%) OSSEC
6 6 (0.94%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 5 (0.78%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.63%) IBM BigFix
8 4 (0.63%) SCCM
9 3 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.47%) Packer
9 3 (0.47%) QRadar
9 3 (0.47%) SCOM
9 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 58 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.59%) Cisco
3 34 (5.31%) VMware
4 26 (4.06%) CheckPoint
5 21 (3.28%) Splunk
6 18 (2.81%) Qualys
7 17 (2.66%) Oracle
8 16 (2.50%) F5
8 16 (2.50%) IBM
9 15 (2.34%) McAfee
9 15 (2.34%) WorldPay
10 14 (2.19%) Citrix
11 11 (1.72%) ArcSight
11 11 (1.72%) HP
12 9 (1.41%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.41%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.25%) AlienVault
13 8 (1.25%) Capita
13 8 (1.25%) Trend Micro
13 8 (1.25%) Tripwire